A lot of influences go into making Andy B music. His music is homemade, DIY, that encompasses many genres, usually starting with a rock & roll base. Other influences may include, tribal, reggae, dub, surf, spontaneous jams, electronic, dance, techno, ambient, experimental, or pop. There's something for everyone.
Album #1 - These songs are solo projects, recorded on a Fostex 4-track. A majority of the pieces are based on drum tracks and then enhanced with mega Moog bass. Guitar, vocals, percussion, and other moog tracks are then layered on top. These songs are culled from the early 90's. Coming soon will be live radio show versions (see below) of "Desire" and "When it Rains." New to this album is an untitled piece from the year 2000. All songs © 1990, 2000 AEB World
This music could be called living room music, since that is where it is created; on a measely 4-track cassette recorder. These versions have been digitized straight (no processing) from the cassette masters (or copies, it hard to tell). Still, you get a good taste of what was going on way back then (EEEEEE!!!!!). Is it the year 2003? Other future additions will include more recent pieces, and in the future future, recordings from the 80's. Imagine that! They had recording devices back then?
Album #2 - Iron Killbasa - The band being featured this month is the first formation of the Killbasa (Iron circa 1990). It's here... Now you can check out the Submersible (album #3) and Iron (#2) difference. Hand and Hand(IKB) which one do you prefer? Soon to arrive, Iron: Girlfriend, Surf Memorial and other tasty tidbits! Andy B.-Guitar and Vocals Kevin Roche-Bass and Vocals Matt Gillis-Guitar Mike Golub-Drums All songs © 1990 AEB World
Iron was the first Killbasa, the rocking version, and primarily played the Boston club and party scene. Recordings from the Iron phase will consist of a 5 song demo, some very hot rehearsal sessions, and a song from a gig at TT The Bears. The songs available now are from the first Iron Killbasa demo.
The Submersible recordings are drawn from a 4-track tape used in a live performance art set, spoofing Milli Vanilli. Imagine a band wearing their instruments, but none of them plugged in and lip synching the vocals; and wearing speedo goggles. Throw in some rituals in between songs involving some hot dogs floating in a fish bowl, whipped cream being squirted in our mouths while on our knees, with the original Star Trek theme song playing in the background; or The Balkan Women's Choir; and even sound clips from Debbie Does Dallas (one featured in My Girlfriend). The set ends with us throwing wet hot dogs (uncooked!) at a dumbfounded audience. We guess that Killbasa was a bit spicey.
Album #3 - As you now know Andy had the opportunity to play in several different Killbasa formations. It came in 2 shapes; Iron and Submersible. The Submersible version is featured on Album 3. Andy B.-Guitar, Vocals and Moog Kevin Roche-Bass Chris Korda-Guitar, Vocals, Drum Machine All songs © 1990 AEB World
When some members left the Iron version, and new ones joined, it transmuted it into Submersible version. They played most of the same songs, plus some new ones. There is an interesting recording from a live radio show (WMFO) that documents the in between phase of Killbasa, and also a mixing of some solo work. Coming soon... radio versions of Desire and When It Rains, with vocals.
The Submersible Killbasa with time, transformed itself into another band, with the addition of 3 more musicians, The Oracles.
In the future we will be presenting more Andy B. bands and releasing that material on CDs. There's lots to look forward to. More bands, more jams, more, more more music!!!! Enjoy!!
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